Developed by Kelvin Hughes, this bridge system utilises flat screen technology, with space saving ergonomic design. The multi-functional display system allows the ship's officers to fully utilise the displays on the bridge. The displays can be rotated and tilted individually to enable the operator to view the screens wherever he positions himself on the bridge.
The bridge is designed to operate in two modes:
'At Sea' In this mode the five displays operate as multi-functional, interchangeable Radar, ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System), Conning Display, Collision Assessment and Avoidance System, (CAAS), as well as Alarm Monitoring and Control/Communications systems. In 'Harbour' mode - and Super Yachts can spend upward of 75% of their time in port - the displays can be utilised for general ship's monitoring and control functions, such as Power Management, Bilge, Fuel and Water Tank Control, Fire Detection, A/C Navigation and Deck Lights, Security, Video Surveillance, Personnel Locating systems and office based applications. The MANTA also incorporates such facilities as real-time meteorological systems and the ChartCo automatic chart correction system.
The electronics and software utilised in the MANTA Integrated Bridge can also be fitted to standard consoles of commercial vessels when Type Approved Displays would replace the flat screens.